Tag: Travels

  • Why I keep on re-reading Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist.”

    Why I keep on re-reading Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist.”

    In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Sink or Swim.” By Marietta Geraldino Much has been written about Paulo Coelho’s highly acclaimed novel, The Alchemist. Rightly, so. The novel has remained on The New York Times Best Seller list for over 300 weeks. It has been reviewed by readers from all walks of life and critiqued from both ends of […]

  • Ten Days in Italy

    Ten Days in Italy

    by Genesis Timblaco Geraldino Milan, Bologna, Cinque Terre, Florence, Naples. Ten Days in Italy Thou Paradise of exiles, Italy! – Percy Bysshe Shelley Myself and three other friends visited six beautiful and culturally rich locations in Italy. We loved every moment of our experience. Thanks to the boys for a trip of a lifetime. In hindsight, I […]

  • Munich or Berlin?

    Munich or Berlin?

    by Genesis Timblaco Geraldino EuroTrip2015: Last year, I visited five cities and three countries – Germany, Netherlands, and Spain – all within nine days. This is the 2nd of three posts, featuring Germany. Berlin Berlin is a modern city – fast-paced and vibrant. Its night scene is no less than legendary. Berlin is also notable as a historical and cultural powerhouse. Do you […]

  • Where ‘home’ is the fascinating Dinagat Islands…

    Where ‘home’ is the fascinating Dinagat Islands…

    By Mayette Timblaco-Geraldino I have always been fascinated by Dinagat Islands. Dinagat fascinates me not only because I’m married to a ‘lumad’ Dinagatnon, but more so because of its mystique, breathtaking islets, white beaches, blue-green seas, beautiful sunsets, and friendly people. One of my husband’s fond childhood memories is his family’s fish pen or ‘bungsod’ in Tagbuyakhaw that teemed […]

  • Barcelona or Madrid?

    Barcelona or Madrid?

    by Genesis Timblaco Geraldino EuroTrip2015: On September 28, I left New York City to visit 5 cities in 3 countries – Germany, Netherlands, Spain- in 9 days. This is the first of three posts, featuring Spain. Barcelona or Madrid? Someone said that “Madrid is likable but Barcelona is to be loved.” I personally love both cities. […]